RANDOLPH,NJ- The Randolph High School Boys' Varsity Soccer Team is helping Morristown Memorial Medical Center "kick cancer" by educating women about breast cancer.
The team sold black T-shirts with pink soccer balls printed with "Let's Kick Cancer" and raised $1,300 for the Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center at Morristown Memorial Medical Center.
In a special ceremony in the RHS auditorium on May 6, team members presented a check to Renee Trambert, a nurse navigator/patient care coordinator at the breast center.
"Every year we try to do something to give back to the community," said Kevin Weber, one of the team's senior captains. "Our team was personally affected by this disease."
Sandy Weber, who is co-president of the team's booster club, said the parents were proud of the team's efforts. "The Booster Club is proud to support the boys soccer team as they raise funds for Breast Cancer Research, something that does not affect them, but the women who surrounded them," she said. "We assisted them, through working with the captains in t-shirt design and placing the order."
Renee Trambert, who accepted the check for the Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center, thanked the team for its' generous donation and commended the boys for their efforts. "You guys are phenomenal," Trambert said.
"I am so touched by what they did. It was an outstanding gift from these young men and we are so appreciative," she told RHS Principal Debbie Iosso, Athletic Director Jesse Spencer, Assistant Athletic Director MaryBeth Foran and Boys' Varsity Soccer Coach George Mousis.
Trambert told the team and administrators that the team's donation would be used for educational materials about the new services offered at the Rippel Breast Center including 3D Mammography.
"I applaud you," Trambert said. "Your donation will help many women including your mothers, aunts and sisters."
Coach Mousis said he was very proud of his team. "It is a worthwhile cause," he said. "The boys came up with the idea and we went with it."